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Old 02-08-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
fran26
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Zometa anyone?

Hi everyone much love to all. I am entering my 4th year after diagnosis and treatment (2011), I have been cancer free. My doctor wants to start me on Zometa. I have beginning of Osteoporosis, and she considers it might help to prevent recurrence in the bones or breast. I am HER2 + only, early detection and post menopause, 63 years old. Is it recommended? any thoughts? should I do it? BRCA gene negative although a long history of breast cancer in my family.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:25 PM   #2
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Re: Zometa anyone?

I have just read a couple things the last few days on Zometa...from what I read it is recommended for women that were already in menopause when diagnosed. It does help with bone loss so if you have osteoporosis I would say take it!
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January 17th 2014-mammo, ultrasound, biopsy
January 20th 2014- diagnosed, ER/PR+, Her2+++, Stage 2A
January 21st 2014-MRI, right breast only plus lymph nodes
January 23rd 2014- Pet scan-2 cm tumor, 3 lymph nodes
February 4th 2014-port insertion
February 12th 2014-first chemo treatment(TCHP x6 cycles)
May 28th 2014-LAST chemo treatment!!
July 10th 2014-double mastectomy
July 29th 2014-start radiation(30)
Sept. 11th 2014last radiation treatment!!!
November 12 2014-started Tamoxifen
January 20 2015-reconstruction begins, lat flap
February 4 2015-last Herceptin treatment!!
April 24, 2015- pet scan-NED!!
June 3 2015- exchange surgery, port removed!!
September 8 2015-hysterectomy/oophorectomy
September 15 2015-Revision of lat flap reconstruction
December 23 2015-nipple reconstruction
May 9th 2016-Mets to pituitary gland, liver and C7 vertebrae
May 10th-port put back in:(
May 17th- biopsy of mass on back
May 19th-started Herceptin/Perjeta
May 20th-5 treatments Cyberknife to pituitary gland tumor
June 9th-Started THP (will have 6 cycles)
August 17th-MRI of brain, significant reduction in tumor
😃, repeat MRI in 3 months. Received first Zometa
infusion.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:27 PM   #3
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Re: Zometa anyone?

yep, zometa keeps my bones dense and least apt for nastys to go there.
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Right modified mast-no clear margins- June 30, 2005
DD AC x4
Taxotere X4 with Herceptin
Rads x 35( 5 fields )
Left prophylactive mast( atypia & hyperplasia found ),
put on Tamoxifen x 1 yr; D/ced due to endometrial thickening
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metformin 2010
removal of implants due to severe encapsulation, insertion of gummies 2013
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:56 AM   #4
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Re: Zometa anyone?

I get a once yearly iv of Zometa and its well worth doing and reversed my Osteopenia after two treatments.
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June 2011 osteopenia/ zometa x1 yearly- stopped Zometa 2015 as Dexa show normal bone density.
Stopped Arimidex July 2014- Restarted Arimidex 2015 for a further two years on the advice of my Onc.
2014 Normal Dexa scan
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